Everton FC Uses Robot Technology to Spread Christmas Cheer at Alder Hey

Delivering Christmas cheer virtually – A joyful use of telemedicine equipment supplied by Helicon Health with Partner Teledoc.

Everton Football Club and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital made sure that young patients didn’t miss out on their annual Christmas visit despite coronavirus restrictions – thanks to innovative robotic technology used by the hospital for the first time outside of a clinical capacity.

Over two days this week, Everton players used specialist robot telemedicine equipment and software to take part in virtual ward visits, hand out presents virtually and bring smiles to the young Alder Hey patients, many of whom will be spending Christmas in hospital.

The players could see and hear the patients, and zoom in to pan around the room, while the patients and staff could chat and wave to their Blues heroes as the robot made its journey around the wards.

The full story is available on the Everton FC website.

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